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In conversation with Dr Olfat Mahmoud

  • Moroccan Soup Bar 183 Saint Georges Road Fitzroy North, VIC, 3068 Australia (map)

In conversation with Dr Olfat Mahmoud

Tears for Tarshiha

Melbourne, VIC

This evening conversation will offer some insight into a much politicised and rarely humanised experience of the displaced Palestinian people, with an emphasis on the plight of women.

The conversation is an invitation to recognise ourselves in the struggles of another in order for the world to being to heal.

The event is also a fundraiser for Palestinian orphans in partnership with Olive Kids Foundation.

Please join us for an evening with Dr Olfat Mahmoud which will offer us an opportunity to begin to right the wrongs and connect with our humanity.

Also speaking is the extraordinary Samah Sabawi, award winning writer and poet, and a performance by Aseel Tayah.

Dr. Olfat Mahmoud is the founder of the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation (PHWO). Olfat was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon and remains stateless and a refugee. She is a descendant of the Muslim and Christian people who were forced from their homeland at gunpoint by the Israeli military in 1948’s Nakba, ‘Catastrophe’, seventy years ago. Olfat’s life represents the life of all Palestinian refugees and of the plight of refugees across the globe. Her autobiography Tears for Tarshiha published by Wild Dingo press will be available to purchase on the night.

Samah Sabawi is an author, poet, award winning playwright and commentator. Originally from Palestine, based in Melbourne her recent works, include the much acclaimed 'Tales of a City By the Sea'.

Aseel Tayah our in-house residence artist.

TICKETS $65 (includes 4-course dinner) - purchase here >>

Venue: Moroccan Soup Bar, 183 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC
Date: Monday 23 July 2018
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Event details at EVENTBRITE

Hosted by Dingo Press.

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

Earlier Event: 20 July
Later Event: 24 July
Fundraising Dinner and Book Launch